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Dumbfounded, Kaili muttered softly, “Didn’t expect Xiaoying to be a snitch from outside. Indeed, you will never know a person’s true colors despite knowing them for a long time.”

“Yeah, I didn’t expect it either. I was just wondering why those people were chasing us. I ran along the corridor, and they stopped chasing me but continued to go after her. That explains why,” Mei Yangyang agreed.

Kaili heaved a huge sigh of relief. “All’s well now. I was really scared soulless.”

“From today onwards, I will tighten the security around here. Those of you who are thinking of breaking the rules, I hope you’d know better,” Xi Bolai added.

After they were dismissed, Kaili decided to return to the dormitory to pack her belongings. “I want to leave.”

“Are you mad? Master said that the snitches may leave on their own. If you decide to leave now, wouldn’t that mean that you’re one? Wouldn’t it be better to leave after some time from now?” Mei Yangyang objected.

After some hesitation, Kaili answered, “But, I don’t wish to wait anymore. I don’t want to stay here another minute longer.”

Knowing how despicable and ruthless of a person Xi Bolai was, Mei Yangyang continued to persuade her, “Just hang in there for a little while.”

“I don’t want to anymore. I’m really filled with terror right now. I don’t even wish to collect the rest of my salary, I just want to leave now,” Kaili insisted while packing her belongings.

Mei Yangyang stopped trying to convince her. She was relieved that Xi Bolai had mistaken Xiaoying, the servant she killed last night, to be a snitch since that would mean that he would not suspect her for now.

Kaili packed her bags and exited the dormitory. While Mei Yangyang was deep in her thoughts about what identity she should take on in order to remain in the den, a bunch of men showed up at the door all of a sudden.

Slightly taken aback, she thought to herself, “What are they doing here?”

“What is your name?”

Mei Yangyang kept mum.

“You’re really gorgeous, do you have a boyfriend?”

“…”

“Pretty babe, speak up.”

“…”

Mei Yangyang was irritated by these bunch of men. Just as she was about to lose her patience, the men hurriedly scurried off while another man entered.

The man looked just like a playboy. Gazing at her, he introduced himself, “I’m Xi Boyu. Xi Bolai is my elder brother.”

Clearly, he was out to inform her that he was someone of status and authority within the den.

If normal circumstances, Mei Yangyang would never be bothered to care about who he was and would simply ignore him.

However, things were different this time.

Since she was here to rescue An Xiaoning, she ought to make use of such a powerful man and put his authority to her advantage.

She stared at Xi Boyu, who greatly resembled Xi Bolai, and put on a smile. “Nice to meet you,” she greeted.

Noticing her friendly attitude, Xi Boyu stepped forward to grab her hand. “I happened to catch a glimpse of you during dismissal earlier. You’re really pretty, just my type. I’m single as of now, would you like to be my girlfriend?”

Although Mei Yangyang was instantly repulsed by his shameless confession, she could not express her disdain openly and instead said, “But we don’t know each other at all.”

“Getting to know each other is a piece of cake,” Xi Boyu answered, pulling Mei Yangyang into his embrace.

Mei Yangyang suppressed her anger and annoyance, in hopes of becoming associated with him so as to rescue An Xiaoning.

“What’s your name?” Xi Boyu asked smilingly.

“Xiaoyang.”

“Xiaoyang ? I’m Big Bad Wolf, I love lusting over sheep meat,” Xi Boyu gibed.

Mei Yangyang pretended to smile shyly, after which he forcefully pulled her away.

The female servants who walked past stared at them intently, green with envy.

“Where are you taking me?”

“To my place.”

Mei Yangyang was then brought to his abode. Along the way, she stumbled upon the sight of Kaili being taken away forcefully. It seemed like she was about to be executed with the other people outside.

Mei Yangyang let out an internal sigh, feeling helpless that she could not save her.

Xi Boyu shared his personal life experiences with Mei Yangyang while walking. Once they arrived at his abode, he then went on to brag and flaunt his items.

In fact, Mei Yangyang was beyond irked at his behavior.

“I’m hungry.”

“Oh, I’ll take you to have some delicacies then, my little sheep.”

“Okay.”

“Why haven’t I seen you around before? I would’ve heard about the existence of such a gorgeous girl like you long ago,” Xi Boyu questioned.

Upon hearing his words, Mei Yangyang knew right away that Xi Boyu was a scum of the elite, just like his brother.

“I don’t think I’m very pretty. Maybe you guys have different tastes in women. But, I’m often alienated because of the attention I enjoy. The other girls don’t seem to like me, so I’m always by myself. They don’t like talking about me either. Besides, I’m such a homebody. Other than the times when I’m working, I’ll be reading in the dormitory most of the time,” Mei Yangyang explained.

“I see, you don’t have to return to the dormitory anymore. Don’t bother collecting your belongings either. Just live with me from now on. We’ve just met, and there’s a lot for us to find out about each other. We ought to spend more time together to nurture our feelings and get to know each other better,” he said with a nod.

“Could you promise me something?” she asked, pursing her lips.

“What is it?”

“Before we get to know each other completely, could you not touch me?”

“I can’t get intimate with you?” Xi Boyu asked, a frown creasing his forehead.

“I’ve never had a boyfriend before. Thus, I’d like to give myself to him only when I feel safe and ready,” said Mei Yangyang, feeling a little guilty for lying through her teeth.

His eyes lit up upon hearing her words. He was pleased to hear that the pure and innocent-looking Mei Yangyang was still a virgin.

“Alright, I promise to give you some time. How does a week sound?”

Mei Yangyang’s stomach twisted into a knot. She was not confident that one week was sufficient for her to rescue An Xiaoning.

“How about two weeks?” Noticing that he was a little upset, she quickly stood up and began playing cute and fawning over him. “Okay?”

At last, he finally gave in and agreed, “Alright, I promise.”

“Thank you.”

After dinner, Mei Yangyang changed into the set of clothes Xi Boyu had prepared for her and left together with him.

Mei Yangyang pushed herself to continue accompanying him, despite the fact that she had yet to get enough proper rest.

She was extremely perturbed at the moment, though she considered herself lucky to have made it this far unexpectedly. Thus, she became more confident that she could rescue An Xiaoning.

——

An Xiaoning had not reported to the police station in days. Meanwhile, with the exception of Zu Dong who had gone undercover in a drug ring, the rest of her colleagues had also been taking a break on paid leave, as promised by the Bureau Chief.

However, they were extremely puzzled and curious about An Xiaoning’s absence. Pan Zhenghui then told them that An Xiaoning was ill and resting in bed.

Although Pan Zhenghui did not quite believe Jin Qingyan’s words, there was nothing else he could do.

The Gu family were flustered and anxious, but likewise, all they could do was wait. The outcome would still be the same even if Gu Beicheng were to send his bodyguards to Y Nation.

Chi Rui’er was exceptionally thrilled to hear about the mishap An Xiaoning had met with.

An Xiaoning had long become her arch nemesis whom she detested to the core.

Her hatred towards An Xiaoning would never be resolved even with time.

Now that she would not have to deal with An Xiaoning herself since there was someone else to do it for her, what’s not to rejoice about?

Although she was in high spirits, she began to notice red flags in her marriage with Gu Dongcheng.

They had gotten married in a shotgun wedding; the child they had out of wedlock was the only reason Gu Dongcheng had agreed to marry her. In fact, she was never serious about Gu Dongcheng either. Ever since they got married, they had been arguing almost every other day. Gu Dongcheng felt that she was being extremely inconsiderate and not understanding at all towards his busy work schedule. To make matters worse, her mother had moved in together with them, which greatly irked him.